HTC brings VR to Adidas' design, development processes

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp., which had become a leader in the virtual reality business, has been working with the German footwear company Adidas to optimize its design and production proce...

Taiwan's HTC creates VR work inspired by Song Dynasty painting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum has launched a new media art exhibition that features a virtual reality (VR) version of a renowned painting from the Song Dynasty and is underwa...

Da Vinci exhibition opens in Paris, proves a major success

PARIS (AP) — Visitors are crowding into the Louvre museum in Paris to see a major retrospective of Leonardo Da Vinci's paintings. The exhibition of paintings, drawings and sketches o...

HTC teams up with Louvre Museum for Mona Lisa VR experience

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp., which stepped up its efforts in virtual reality technology development by launching its first VR headset - the Vive - and follow-up models, has teamed up with ...

Louvre exhibit acclaims Da Vinci, 500 years after his death

PARIS (AP) — Much about Leonardo Da Vinci remains an enigma: the smile of the "Mona Lisa"; why the world's most famous painter left so many works unfinished; and more recently, who bought the contenti...

Taiwan's HTC reports 1st annualized rise in sales in over 2 years

HTC Corp., a Taiwan-based smartphone brand, which has entered the global virtual reality business, reported the first year-on-year increase in sales for September in more than two years. In a state...

McDonald's enlists Alexa and Google to help with its hiring

Want a job at McDonald's? Just ask your smartphone. Starting Wednesday, McDonald's Corp. will let job seekers start an application by using voice commands with Amazon's Alexa or Goog...

VR-dance production opens in Taipei, raises awareness of ALS

An immersive virtual reality and dance production aimed at raising awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is underway at Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab) on the site of the former ROC (Taiw...

Taiwan’s HTC appoints France’s Yves Maitre as CEO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan electronics brand HTC Corporation has appointed Frenchman Yves Maitre as its new CEO, though his predecessor Cher Wang (王雪紅) will stay on as chairwoman of the compa...

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective Bombshelltoe has coll...

Virtual reality applied in earthquake education in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A virtual reality escape game has been set up at the Fire Safety Museum in Taipei to teach visitors how to respond to disasters during simulated earthquakes. The aim of...

Taiwan museums to exhibit at ICOM Kyoto

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The Chinese Association of Museums (CAM) will lead the National Taiwan Museum and National Palace Museum to the 25th edition of the general conference of the International ...

Taiwan showcases seven virtual reality films at Venice Film Fest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese film industry is set to make an impression with a lineup of virtual reality projects at this year’s Venice Film Festival, which began on Aug. 28 and wi...

Taiwanese VR movies to be screened at Kaohsiung Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Kaohsiung Film Festival (KFF) has announced six virtual reality (VR) movies to be screened at the event this year, which will take place from October 10 to 27. This...

Mississippi River city ponders a wall it has long rejected

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of communities line the Mississippi River on its 2,348-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, but Davenport, Iowa, stands out for the simple reason that people there can a...